A Morning Call to Worship “Our Mighty Rock, our Refuge, our LORD,has watched us as we sleptand has prepared good works for usto walk in this day. Some of those good works are words we will speak, care we will give, a smile we will shine, a note we will write, … More Use the Day. Spend it Well.
I am working on a catalog of the names and terms for God in the Bible. It is a type of concordance for the Name that is above every name. In the Old Testament, there are four primary names for God (Transliterated from Hebrew to English: Adon / Adonai, Elohim, Yahweh, and Ruach) upon which … More Their Story is for Our Story to be Better
Rosaria Butterfield was once a darling of the left. No more. She was converted to Christ in 1999 and left behind her former life as a lesbian and LGBTQ advocate and advisor to students at Syracuse University. Now she is a married, mother and pastor’s wife who travels, writes and speaks on many of the … More “Intersectionality” and Its Threat to the Gospel
On Sunday, five days before Friday, the shouts were loud. “Hosanna to the son of DavidHosanna, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord,Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father DavidHosanna, peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” cf. Matt. 21:4-9; Mark 11:7-11; Luke 19:35-38; John 12:12-15 Hope, … More Friday, Turning Hope to Sorrow
I have been reading in Psalms and Ezra and Romans and the Gospel of Mark this week and have found a reoccuring theme, the companionship of blessing and wrath. One is often discussed in relation to the other. Part of this is the working out of the “blessing and curse” theology of Deuteronomy 27-28. But … More The Companionship of Blessing and Wrath
Friday is for Heart Songs The more I study Bible the more I am learning to slow down. Sometimes, we just read too quickly to see the connections, the repetitions, the emphasis of what what we read. The opening line to Simon and Garfunkel’s “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” is good advice for … More Think Through Psalm 119 with Me
I have long been reader and fan of Bonhoeffer. Indeed, I wore out a copy of Letters and Papers from Prison that my daughter happily replaced for me one Christmas morning a dozen years back. Today, in my reading I was reminded of this famous poem by Bonhoeffer, and I thought, “This is worth passing … More Bonhoeffer’s Poem
In the 19th Century, German explorer Alois Musil discovered that Arabic had 45 different words for types of “natural, enhanced, or wholly artificial water-retaining stuctures.”* When something is rare, water in a desert, a whole language is created to express its value. Bedouin shepherds know that without water they, their families and their flocks are … More The Living Water for a New Year
For about 7 years, while I was on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU), I had the privilege of teaching a 2 credit graduate class on the Life of David at the Institute of Biblical Studies twice, and sometimes three times a year. It was an honor and a thrill. I think … More “To Obey is Better Than Sacrifice”
Genius. Genius. Genius. I’m telling you. This brother is brilliant.. Genius.